Alamo Drafthouse, the iconic Austin movie theater, is hosting a women-only screening of Wonder Woman. "How cool!" you might think, because what better way to celebrate the first blockbuster superhero movie starring a woman than by being surrounded by other women?! "What a fun and wonderful idea and nobody will complain about it because everyone here is an adult!" you'd exclaim into the void, and nobody would respond.
Because you'd be wrong. Very, very wrong.
Some select ~men on the internet~ are crying reverse sexism (not a thing!); saying their wittle feewings are hurt because there's something that's not for them. Here's a selection of posts from men who are upset that they can't attend ONE screening of a movie.
Teen Vogue points out that one Facebook commenter said, "Apparently 'equality' is only selective nowadays. How about a "men's only" showing of a movie or is that not how equality works?" And that the theater responded: "This has zip to do with equality. This is a celebration of a character that's meant a great deal to many women since 1940."
When another person asked, "Will there be a male only viewing?" Alamo responded with a link to renting out the theater for a private viewing. I'm crying. It's too good!
Of course, the internet also came for those clueless enough to question the awesomeness of an all-lady audience for Wonder Woman:
Of course, Alamo had the last laugh — by responding to the hate (and the fact that the event SOLD OUT) by adding a second screening. Bless.
BRB, about to go enjoy my carafe of male tears while I watch every movie ever starring and directed by women.